Vessels of all Sizes. From 38ft pilot cutters like Eve upto 213ft Tall ships like Tenacious
What we look for in a winter destination is lots of sunshine hours, good winds, blue seas you can swim in, beautiful coastlines or islands to explore ashore and ports with a bit of history and character.
We have a full range of climates on offer from t-shirts and shorts in the Canaries; and tropical sun and strong trade winds in Cape Verde or the Caribbean.
You may have to brave the cheap airlines and land in some major tourist hubs….but the beauty of sailing is we can take you quickly away from the crowds, and help you see the world through the eyes of a sailor.
Bits enjoyed most - "getting involved, learning sailing, meeting the other guests and crew, delicious meals, scenery, wonderful anchorages overnight, watching wildlife, climbing mast and bowsprit and steering." Anne S.
Tall Ships Races across the Atlantic, in the US, and Canada to Celebrate 150 years of the Canadian Confederation.
The race marks the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation through its founders and founding provinces. It’s an important event for a region where 80% of Canadians have agreed it's important to celebrate 2017.
The Regatta will start from Royal Greenwich in April 2017 before crossing the North Atlantic to the USA, various ports in Canada and the Gulf of St Lawrence, Quebec City (18 – 23 July 2017), and finally return to Europe early September 2017.
"A wonderful break from the real world - It was all fantastic. Loved sailing at night, the moon and sun rising and setting, dolphins, sharks and whales. Fabulous company, excellent food, stunning boat and exhilarating sailing. " Claire H,
‘Hands on’ sailing participation is at the core of all our sailing holidays.
You become the crew of barques, brigs, schooners, historic sailing cargo ships, pilot cutters, luggers, sailing trawlers and privateers.
"By Saturday it was hard to believe some of us had only met on Friday" Mark Coates.
The majority of Classic Sailing guests come on their own but return having made new friends.
We choose the best unspoilt coastal scenery, wildlife opportunities and sailing winds.
We are excited by mountain backdrops and natural anchorages, self-sufficient local communities, historic ports and remote islands.
Our destinations pages are written from a sailor’s perspective.
"A journey I will remember for the rest of my life - most enjoyable was sailing to St Kilda and landing there; island hopping, Shiant Islands, and the guests and crew were great." Jane H. July
If you are looking for a holiday where you will learn new skills and acquire new knowledge that is exactly what we love to do. Tall Ships skills are part of all our sailing holidays added to that depending on the voyage you can learn to spot wildlife, the culture of the remote islands and much more.
Other ways to learn, informal sailing courses for fun or a careers....Read more
Lonely Planet – Voted Classic Sailing one of the 10 Best Weekend Courses in the world in 2010
We always encourage non sailors to try a floating holiday. If you love the sea and the great outdoors, enjoy activities where you can participate in the adventure fully with others and find pleasure in good food, scenery and conversation then look no further.
"Two days of heaven. excellent food, company, good team spirit, safe and fun ship." Wendy W.